Truman Doctrine

Truman Doctrine

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  • What is the Truman Doctrine?
  • Who created the Truman Doctrine? Who Were Involved?
  • Why Was it Created?
  • The Truman Doctrine was a 'doctrine' where Harry S. Truman declared that the United States will provide assistance in political, military, financial / economic aspect to Greece and Turkey and other nations who wanted to 'fight' Communism. The British Government informed the U.S in February 1947, in which they could no longer provide economic and military assistance to Greece and Turkey.
  • When Was the Truman Doctrine Created?
  • "I believe it must be the policy of the United States to support people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures."
  • It was clear that Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States created the Truman Doctrine and made it official through his speech during the US Congress. The countries involved at the beginning were the US, Greece, Turkey and Britain, however it expanded to Europe, the Middle East, and the rest of the world.
  • Where was the Truman Doctrine 'Created'?
  • Truman Doctrine was established because Britain could no longer provide financial assistance for troops in Greece and Turkey, additionally with to prevent Greece and Turkey from being prone to Soviet control. Therefore, the US decided to use its wealth and 'power' to stop the expansion of communism.
  • How was the Truman Doctrine Executed?
  • The Truman Doctrine was officially declared on March 12, 1947, however had a further development on July 12 1948.
  • The Truman Doctrine was officially announce in the United States during a congress.
  • Turkey and Greece really had to rely on the US for help because it would benefit not only the troops but their own nation as well. Truman requested $400 million for this case and it was then approved. The Communist side was defeated in wars and the doctrine was slowly expanded to other countries. However, this resulted in the 'declaration' of the Cold War.
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